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Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]
By Remco van der List, Design Manager GustoMSC Digitalization is an establishing technological driver of change in the offshore industry. The potential is huge in terms of increasing safety and operational efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing operational costs. This article addresses some of the recent pioneering technologies that benefit from this transformation. Analysis software GustoMSC […]
Seaproof Solutions The company’s unique and patented fibre technology cable protection systems provide environmental protection at the foundation entrance where cables are exposed. Recognised as the market leader for CPS the company was the first to introduce diver-less removable cable protection and has successfully delivered more than 1,500 systems to offshore wind farms around the world. Taking a proactive approach to the concept of levelized […]
The European Union’s Interreg North Sea will fund the DecomTools project to develop eco-innovative concepts for the end-of-life for offshore wind farms.
GE Grid Solutions has won a contract to design, supply and install the high voltage equipment for the Inch Cape offshore wind project in Scotland.
Ørsted has signed a long-term frame agreement with Seaproof Solutions for the provision of cable protection systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has entered the US offshore wind market with the launch of an office in New York.
Aker Solutions has purchased an initial 5% stake in Principle Power, forming an alliance that brings its offshore oil & gas engineering expertise into the floating offshore wind market.
Delft-based high voltage engineering and consultancy company Energy Solutions BV has won a contract to provide the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT with heat monitoring systems for sea and land cables.
Developing cross-border solutions in the offshore wind sector will be key to meeting the target set by the European Commission, said Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General for Energy at the European Commission.
If 5% of an offshore wind project’s CAPEX is accounting for around 82% of failure claims, there is an obvious mismatch to look into, according to CEO and founder of Seaproof Solutions, Henrik Bang-Andreasen, who referred to reports revealing that a big percentage of offshore wind farm failures came from cable-related issues.
During the development of its new Offshore Transformer Module (OTM), Siemens team “threw away the rulebook” and got the weight down, because stripping the weight means stripping the costs. It removes the need for specialised heavy-lift vessels and allows using vessels already deployed on the field to install turbine foundations.
Reetec GmbH, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has acquired the German company Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS), a specialist in the offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
Jan De Nul has contracted Seaproof Solutions to supply its export cable protection systems (CPS) for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm and Trianel Windpark Borkum II.
Master Point Rope Access Solutions will be the first rope access service provider for Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, according to the company’s social media pages.
Independent geoscience and engineering service provider, Next Geosolutions, has acquired the UK-based marine resource solutions company, RMS Submarine Ltd.
Emden-based OWS Off-Shore Wind Solutions has sold the DP2 walk-to-work vessel Ocean Zephyr to Denmark-based A1 Offshore Solutions.
Geoscience and engineering service provider Next Geosolutions has been awarded two survey contracts for the 1.4GW North Sea Link (NSL) project, the world’s longest subsea interconnector and the first electricity link between UK and Norway.
Norwegian energy company Statoil plans to direct 25% of its research funds to new energy solutions such as offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen by 2020. At its recent Capital Markets update, Statoil announced plans to build a material industrial position in profitable renewables and low-carbon solutions, which could potentially constitute 15-20% of the company’s […]
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new innovation competition on monitoring the condition of subsea cables to ensure that they are not damaged during the load out and installation process. The competition aims to solve this challenge by identifying and supporting the development of novel condition monitoring systems for subsea cables. Entries […]
John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]
Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world’s first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ […]
Next Geosolutions and RMS Submarine are some two months away from wrapping up a 17-month project involving marine surveys for cable route design and engineering of multiple 220kV HVAC grid connections for Arkona and Wikinger offshore wind farms in the western Baltic Sea. Next Geosolutions has been hired by Prysmian, which was awarded a contract to deliver and install the power […]
Nexans has launched a new range of cable and power accessories for higher capacity wind farms. The new generation of power accessories with F-type outer cone comprising separable T-connectors, coupling connectors and surge arresters has been developed to operate at 72.5kV, the company said. To transmit the increased power between each individual turbine and collection platforms […]